Both Gnome and KDE provide a desktop environment
and an application development framework. A desktop environment
usually consists of a window manager, task bar, and perhaps a file
manager and documentation browser. A development framework provides
libraries and a GUI toolkit for application development.
Applications like WindowMaker, and Enlightenment
are desktop environments which tend not to provide development
frameworks. They do, however, tend to provide session management.
While you can use these with desktop environments like Gnome
and KDE their functionalities sometimes overlap, and may
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